Franklin was scared
. He felt confident up til that moment when he heard the ill fated "it's time Rich". In the weeks leading up to the fight he had confided in his wife "I don't think I'm gonna win this one baby (deeply sighing)." This clearly explains the concern in her eyes prefight. She's already dreamed what her husband CLEARLY knew and what the world was about to witness. And that is a first class ass handing by one professional combat sport athlete to another.
Or could it be that something mysterious was in his water mixture...oops forgot fight did'nt go that far.....
or maybe he had some bad fish.....no no no...waitwaitwaitwait...IgotitIgotit!
He incurred the deadly skin infection suffered by all the fighters during his stint on TUF. That's it...that's it.